Tag Archive | "spam"


14 May 2010 | 8,497 views

Two Thirds Of All Phishing Attacks Carried Out By Single Group

Now this is a pretty surprising figure, we all know Phishing has become a big issue in recent years especially for financial institutions, but it still amazes me two-thirds of all attacks can come from a single group! It’s been a major issue concerning computer security in general, consumer privacy and companies like PayPal have [...]

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22 December 2009 | 3,943 views

Brittany Murphy Dies & Scareware Scammers Strike

It seems to be a trend now, whenever someone famous dies some kind of malware or phishing scam will pop up playing on their death with the usual social engineering aspect. The most memorable one recently of course was the passing of The King of Pop – Michael Jackson The latest one is Brittany Murphy [...]

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09 November 2009 | 8,034 views

Facebook Used By Whitewell Trojan To Communicate

Facebook has had it’s fair share of security woes and the latest is the discovery of a new Trojan that uses Facebook to communicate. Interesting that it’s using the Facebook notes feature to communicate depending on title/subject of the note. The actual malware itself is spread through doc/pdf exploits and not through any flaws in [...]

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28 October 2009 | 6,286 views

Facebook E-mail Spam Conceals Malware Attack

Facebook has had a fair share of problems, being a large community of course it’s going to be a ripe target for spammers, scammers and malware distributors. The latest to hit is a spam e-mail claiming to be from the Facebook team that actually spreads a nasty piece of malware called Bredolab. It’s also been [...]

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21 October 2009 | 33,131 views

Retarded E-mails – Carding, Coins, Bombs & More!

Ah it’s that time of the year again when all the back to skoolers have some mad l33t knowledge and wanna h4x0r the planet or something. Hmmm website hacking, sounds simple eh? thriller wrote: hai i would like to know website hacking how?……… sedn to my mail Ok I’m following up up to the exploding [...]

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29 June 2009 | 25,508 views

Michael Jackon Spam/Malware – RIP The King Of Pop

For people of my age and generation and I’d guess for most readers of Darknet, Michael Jackson would have had a great influence on our lives. The biggest news last week was most certainly his death, as usual the bad guys were extremely quick to capitalize on this and were sending out spam within hours [...]

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19 May 2009 | 10,448 views

Retarded E-mails – Brute Force, Change School Grades, Hack US Military & MORE

It’s been a few months since the last Retard Update, and it’s definitely been slower since I posted the disclaimer and link on the Contact Page. There have been some weird ones, one worders, one liners and stuff in foreign languages. Anyway let’s get started with a classic ‘script-kiddy I can’t operate my computer‘ type [...]

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23 April 2009 | 4,045 views

Spammers Recover from McColo Shutdown – Spam Back To 91%

You might remember back in November last year Spam ISP McColo was Cut Off From the Internet and there was a fairly drastic drop in spam e-mail traffic. Well it looks like the spammers have got their acts back together as spam levels are back up to 91% of their previous volume. Having McColo shut [...]

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16 March 2009 | 5,384 views

BBC Unleashes Botnet For ‘Investigation’

The BBC has made an odd move recently by buying/seeding a botnet of 22,000 computers under the guise of investigative journalism. They claim it’s not illegal as they caused no harm and only sent spam to e-mail accounts used by themselves. Technically I think it’s still breaking the law under the Computer Misuse Act but [...]

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11 March 2009 | 3,501 views

Malware Distributor & Bot Network Master Sentenced To 4 Years

It seems to the feds are really cracking down on cybercrime recently, with a special kind of attention paid to botnets and their handlers. The sentences are getting stiffer too, this time with 4 years in prison for running a botnet and data theft. I hope they keep it up, botnets are the scourge of [...]

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